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Collected Item: ““Back the Blue” sign”

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“Back the Blue” sign

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I decided to include this into the collection because I believe that it would be unethical to exclude the “opposing side”. The “Back the Blue” movement is a sort of counter-movement created against the calls to “defund the police”. ‘Back the Blue’ is also often referred to as ‘Blue Lives Matter’ or ‘Thin Blue Line’. I felt that this was necessary to include opposing viewpoints, as not to completely dismiss them from existing, which would be unethical, and future historians who look back onto 2020 will also find out about this counter movement and the reason why it was formed, which allows them to fully grasp the environment of our times.

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#HST241, #CovidMiniCollection, #Suffolk, #BlackLivesMatter , #Wethersfield , #BLM , #BacktheBlue

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Thomas Roberts

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